Piatt is really talking about a twitter-type nut job (or a self-proclaimed messiah), not someone who perhaps thinks the shroud is genuine. At least that is how I read him in a recent posting in his blog on the Progressive Christian Channel at Patheos.
No, I don’t mean he speaks to me while I’m in the throes of prayer or comes to me in my dreams. He actually talks to me through twitter. A lot. And he’s pretty weird.
Yesterday he told me that the Shroud of Turin was his photograph. I’m starting to think this Jesus is a little bit…off.
We have no shortage of messiahs among us, it seems. From David Koresh types who steer their cult followers toward an untimely death to self-proclaimed Twitter messiahs, there are always plenty of folks claiming to be the embodiment of the Christian second coming.
I wonder if Jesus had any idea what a great setup for nut jobs he was leaving behind when he said he’d come back some day.
Who is Christian Piatt? We have encountered him three times in this blog already: